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Gov. Wolf blasts Arnold mayor’s anti-protester remarks as ‘unacceptable’

Arnold City Council to proceed with request for mayor’s removal, despite solicitor’s doubts

California banned new soda taxes. Could it happen in Pennsylvania?

Bill Tracker: Better identifying indigent defendants

Case exposes poor system


Tom Wolf and Josh Shapiro: State leaders don’t need the federal government’s permission to do what’s right | Opinion

Pennsylvania puts money in ‘rainy day fund’ for first time in years

Wolf hasn’t been the champion that Pa. manufacturing needs | Opinion


Accolade, with 500 employees in Plymouth Meeting, seeks to boldly cut health costs for big companies

CNX Gas pays $250K penalty for sediment discharge in Indiana County

Standing up for low-wage workers

Dorney Park to host Autism Awareness Week


Central court reducing criminal case backlog, Luzerne County judge says

AG charges alleged leader of Western Pennsylvania gambling operation

Grand jury appears to focus on Lackawanna County Prison abuse

Ex-EMA director charged with stealing identity of former co-worker

Marijuana group blasts police for chasing Berks suspect with bulldozer

State police seized more than $7 million in drugs in the 2nd quarter

Franklin County Jail’s drug treatment program to be model throughout state


The teacher supply is plummeting. Pa. will spend $2M to stem the tide

A different path to success for high school students

Could public schools look to leave the PIAA?

Evans stands firm against resignation, says he may sue

Evans vows to remain on W-B Area Board

Tuition at Pa.’s state-owned universities to rise 2.99 percent, or $224, for 2018-19

Kutztown University, other state system students, to pay more this fall


Online voter registration in Pa., three years in: More than 1 in 5 voters register online

Gov. Wolf dismisses GOP rival Wagner’s accusation that he is seeking cuts in rural school districts’ funding

Pennsylvania candidates for governor seek to capture hearts of rural voters

Health Care

Geisinger aims to protect patient DNA

Local News

Wilkes-Barre on S&P’s CreditWatch after Act 47 request

County, municipal officials planning for next gypsy moth invasion

Lawyer: Exeter Twp. has no grounds to block rehab center

Fireworks ordinance moves forward in Wilkes-Barre

County IT head touts new website’s improvements, features

Music festivals a boon for local tourism and economies

Riverbend land eyed for Lackawanna County park needs enviro cleanup

City zoners OK medical marijuana site

Harrison says ‘welcome’ 46 more times with new banners

Buffalo Township officials say chicken ordinance could be months away

County employees, elected officials, required to take safe driving courses

PNC to repay Westmoreland employees for fees incurred as part of payroll glitch

Reading residents rail against illegal bikes, fireworks in their southeast neighborhood

Harrisburg dam claimed another victim in the 1980s, bringing death toll to 30

No end in sight for city of Erie curb ramp work

National News

CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks cereal as salmonella outbreak grows

New Jersey

$18,000 in tuition and 1,200 hours of study for a license to braid hair? New Jersey lawmakers say no

Opioid Crisis

Independence Blue Cross reports dramatic drop in opioid prescriptions among members

Western Pennsylvania to get full-time federal prosecutor as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge

Health officials aim to reduce opioids misuse

Drug deaths level off in Berks, other counties


City requests meeting with ICE officials on future of data-sharing agreement

After 26 years working with at-risk teens, can a Philly couple forgive the one who killed their son?

It’s our money, so how much are we giving to Amazon? | Editorial


Zoo committees discussed danger at wild dog exhibit before toddler’s death, newly released report says

Pittsburgh gets $3.6 million state grant to replace Downtown traffic signals

State utility commission votes to review PWSA rate increase

Build-A-Bear promotion draws such huge crowds, it’s shut down, including in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh considers moving city departments out of Civic Building

Jerry ‘Vinylman’ Weber selling his record collection during DollarPalooza

Pittsburgh authority partners with developer to build 9 floors of high-end condos at former Saks site

Code Orange air-quality alert issued for Pittsburgh region on Friday

State News

Pa. approves Aqua’s contentious $75M sewer system acquisition

‘You’re just not the same person:’ Four families unwillingly connected by Cosmo DiNardo open up about their grief

Regulators reject pitch to change gas flows to Western Pa.

Disgraceful conflict: Campaign cash casts a pall over Supreme Court

Pa. fire deaths have increased; working smoke alarms save lives

State audit questions the legality of Monessen’s hiring of a pension fund manager

Auditor General to withhold Monessen state pension aid

Army Corps plan workshops for flood proofing, flood plain management

Program aims to help disabled homeowners in Armstrong, Butler, Westmoreland counties

Commissioners respond to complaints about Berks Residential Center

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps teens help to spruce up French Creek State Park

Mariner East 2 pipeline spill prompting underwater inspection, ‘no wake zone’ at Raystown Lake

A company cut trees for a pipeline that hasn’t been approved. The landowners just filed for compensation

Pa. avoids ‘nuclear option’ that would have cut 200,000 stocked trout


Upgrades on the way for West Pittston traffic lights

City gets $180K to upgrade traffic signal

Judge rules COLTS did not violate atheist group’s free speech


Democrats remain divided over how to attack Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Conor Lamb, House subcommittee will help steer VA’s electronic record keeping

Senate holds off on vote for federal judgeships, including Pittsburgh nominee for appeals court